top of page

Leadership Members

Public·38 members

Westcott Buy Here Pay Here

Are you shopping for a new GMC orBuick? We offer competitive prices on new Buick and GMC models and our showroom is a great place to look. With a range of vehicles, we aresure to have something that suits you. With the new Buick and GMC lineup, youcan expect to be awed with a vast selection of stunning cars, SUVs, and trucks.From utility vehicles like the new GMC Acadia and Terrain, as well as the newBuick Encore and Enclave,to luxurious sedans like the new Buick LaCrosse, there is a lot to explore. Ifyou are looking for an impressive truck option that's optimal for heavylifting, check out the new GMC Sierra 1500. The prices onour new inventory are reasonable and fair. We also offer various incentives andnew vehicle specials for further deals on new Buick and GMC vehicles.

westcott buy here pay here

Visit our convenient location to see our state-of-the-art facilities. Do you want to get a look at what we offer here at David Westcott Buick GMC? We welcome you to stop by the dealership at 2410 S Church Street. We are just a short drive for many throughout the Greensboro and Carrboro areas.

At Bill Westcott, Inc. We have learned that investor behavior can be as important as stock market returns. Quality investments purchased for retirement or other financial goals can take time to generate returns that reward you for the cost of investing. Investing can be emotional and emotional behavior can impact financial behavior and therefore investment returns.

Bill Westcott, Inc. cannot control what the market does, but we can guide you to select appropriate investments with low fees. Just like searching for the lowest interest credit card or home mortgage, fees add up and there can be hidden fees that are equal in amount to the ones that have been disclosed by the advisor. Investors seeking wealth can potentially exercise an important option when they investigate fees and costs. Investing can be uncertain, and fees and costs are one area of investing where the investor can possibly control how much they pay to invest and understand how those costs impact achieving their goals.

Yes, investing always involves risk; there are many types and at Bill Westcott, Inc. we educate our clients about them all. We have a conservative strategy focused on preserving capital and selecting quality investments with the lowest fees consistent with investment objectives. In addition, we coach our clients in ways that give them greater confidence that over time, with patience, they will experience the comfort that their financial goals are continuing to work out. As financial markets and life events develop going forward, we maintain portfolio diversification continuously adjusting the portfolio by selling investments that have become expensive and investing in ones that have declined in price.

But the good news is we can train our lizard brains by knowing ahead of time what to expect from our brain and making a plan for how to react. We can fight our natural instincts in the short term, so we can potentially have more success over the long term. And we are here to help you create a plan. So the next time market volatility hits, remember to check your lizard brain.[00:02:00]

Number five. Imagine what your ideal retirement looks like. How do you plan to fill your days during retirement? Do you plan on traveling the world or staying home and building your dream garden? Is there a hobby that you want to explore, but never simply had the time to try it previously? Make sure your finances can support your retirement goals, whatever those may be.

In short, an optical snoot is an attachment that goes on the end of a light that focuses the light through a lens and allows you to use different inserts to create crisp light patterns. A few months ago, I wrote this article, where I broke down how optical snoots work and how I used mine to get the shot:

For this image, I used a cheap optical snoot put out by Godox (sometimes sold under the brand name Clar). A few weeks ago, Lindsay Adler and Westcott announced a joint collaboration in coming out with a new optical snoot called the Optical Spot. I recently had the opportunity to visit my friend's studio and spend the day seeing how it works and whether it was, in fact, worth the price increase over my cheap optical snoot. To be completely honest, I went into this with the idea that I would not find any significant differences over the cheap optical snoot that I used, but I was wrong. I spent a lot of time watching videos online and reading about this new device to see if I could find any reason at all to upgrade. Everything I saw about it was geared more towards how it works in general. I already know how optical snoots work. When I buy equipment for my business, I want to know specifically why one thing is better than the other options. So, here are some specific reasons why the Optical Spot is a better option.

One of the integral parts of using an optical snoot is the ability to create precise patterns that shape the crisp edges of light as it comes out of the lens at the end. There are "gobos" (go-betweens, little discs with patterns carved in them) and there are also flags. The flags are inserted at some point in the body of the optical snoot between the light and the end of the lens to create sharp, blocked-off edges. In the earlier video, I created that image with two flags that came together at an angle to carve out the triangle pattern on the model's torso. In that part of the video, I actually had to put it into fast motion while I spent quite some time getting it just right. When I was creating the actual image that was the source inspiration for the video, the model had to hold extremely still for about a minute in her pose while I maneuvered the removable flag pieces in and out and around the pins that were blocking me from freely rotating the flags.

A lot of the creative optical snoot pictures I see online are done with precise placement over the eyes or other parts of the body where the model has to hold a pose and the patterns are then put on the model in a precise way. Being able to do that quickly is a huge bonus.

There is a tray for the gobos with a top piece that you screw down to lock the gobo in place. Then, you insert the gobo holder into the slit in the body of the optical snoot to create the projected pattern of light through the gobo. The problem with that system is that you have to know the angle the gobo will be inserted before you tighten it. There is no top or bottom to the optical snoot. It just attaches to the front of the light. There is one part with a little pull-away tab where the gobo holder slides into place. Depending on how you attach it, that could be on the top or bottom or left or right of the body of the optical snoot. Once it is inserted, if the angle is not right, you have limited range to move it around because of the pins in the body of the optical snoot. So, if it's not at the correct angle, you have to take it out, unscrew it, and try again. Just an interesting side note, but the gobos did not come with my optical snoot. I bought them separately. I did not know that you need a gobo holder as well. After I bought the gobos, I got an e-mail saying, "Customers like you also bought this" and that was the first time I learned that you need a separate piece to hold the gobos in place.

When I was researching different optical snoots, one of the issues that came up was the limitation on which lights were suitable for each optical snoot. The problem is that with a strobe, the bulb gets hot and needs space around it for the heat to dissipate. When you put an optical snoot over the front of the bulb, you are suffocating it, and the bulb is not allowed to cool, which causes long-term damage to the bulb. With the Godox/Clar system, the base of it where it attaches to the Bowens mount of the light is not wide enough to allow it to fit over a Godox AD600 Pro, even if you wanted to try to ruin your bulbs.

If you are looking at getting an optical snoot and you want a high-quality item, then this is a pretty simple choice. If you are looking to get an optical snoot and you are wondering why you would want to pay extra for the Westcott version, consider these issues: do the lights that you have currently work with what you want to get, or do you need to get a new light for several hundred dollars that can accommodate the heat and size restrictions of another optical snoot? Are there kit pieces that you need to take the creative shots that you have in mind? Are you going to be held back during use by the inefficient workflow of trying to use the different accessories to create the images you want during a shoot?

I have a detailed walkthrough of each of these points and some samples of the lighting setups and sample images in the video above. Let me know if you have any questions about either system. You can purchase the Optical Spot here.

A gobo is the disc that goes into the optical snoot. If you mean that $500 is pretty steep for an optical snoot kit, then I would agree at least to the extent that it's on the pricier end of the spectrum. That was what led me to want to look into it and compare it to my kit, which was, I believe, probably the cheapest kit out there at about $130. So, when you are looking at equipment for your business, the question you have to ask is whether the equipment is going to make you money versus buying a cheaper version. That is true with $30 tripods vs. $1200 tripods, lenses, godox vs. profoto. So, the question here is whether having this system will help you make a couple hundred dollars more over the course of your career. As a natural sceptic on high-priced items, that is what I came into this article to show. I wanted to highlight the differences that I found that make it helpful and would justify the price to help someone stuck between choosing one over the other.

Pico and Mobil use a clamp type mount. There is apparently a Pico/Mobil Adaptor for Pulso Reflectors. So probably you would need that then the Broncolor mount that's made for this optical snoot from Bowen. 041b061a72


Welcome to the group! You can connect with other members, ge...
Group Page: Groups_SingleGroup
bottom of page